Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : samba vulnerability (USN-2305-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 76991


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Volker Lendecke discovered that the Samba NetBIOS name service daemon incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code as the root user.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected samba package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76991

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2305-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/04

Modified: 2018/02/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:samba, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3560

OSVDB: 109760

USN: 2305-1